415 State Route 34, Suite 107 Colts
Neck NJ 07722
- Nutrition First
- Because it matters.
difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
(RD) is nationally certified by the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-formerly American Dietetic Association). An RD must:
a licensed title, and therefore requires no specific education or
- have a minimum of 4 years of undergraduate
education at an ADA accredited university
- complete 900 hours of supervised practice at a
hospital or medical center
- pass the RD exam
is a Certified Diabetes Educator?
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health professional who has
completed the rigorous requirements established by the NCBDE (National
Certification Board of Diabetes Educators), including:
registration/licensing in a related field (such as Registered
- experience teaching diabetes self-management
completion of a specified number of diabetes-related continuing
- passing a certification exam
- Do you accept insurance?
We accept most insurance
plans that cover nutritional therapy. Please check with your
insurance provider to see if your particular plan covers nutrition
therapy for your particular diagnosis. See Forms, Payment for
Services for details.
- What are your hours?
Hours are by appointment only. I typically try to schedule appointments between 9am and 6pm, Monday–Thursday, as well as occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.
- Do you treat both
adults and children?
Yes, we have
treating both adults and children, tailoring the nutrition plan
appropriately for both age and diagnosis.
- May I bring other
Each visit must be focused on a single patient. However, you are
encouraged to bring a family member (3 people max., including patient); a "team approach" to nutrition
counseling usually leads to the best outcome for everyone.
- What will my first
visits be like?At your first visit, we will discuss your
choices, eating behaviors, and fitness activities, including how they
your current and future health. At the second visit, we will discuss a step-by-step
plan that addresses your needs.
- How long should I allow for my appointment?First and second
visits usually last about an hour; follow-up visits usually last about
- What happens if I need to cancel my
appointment?Simply call to reschedule; there is no additional fee if the cancellation is with more than 24 hours notice. With less than 24 hours notice, we will be happy to reschedule, but must charge you for the missed appointment.